Status and prospects of searches for neutrinoless double beta decay

@article{Schwingenheuer2012StatusAP,
  title={Status and prospects of searches for neutrinoless double beta decay},
  author={Bernhard Schwingenheuer},
  journal={Annalen der Physik},
  year={2012},
  volume={525}
}
The simultaneous beta decay of two neutrons in a nucleus without the emission of neutrinos (called neutrinoless double beta decay) is a lepton number violating process which is not allowed in the Standard Model of particle physics. More than a dozen experiments using different candidate isotopes and a variety of detection techniques are searching for this decay. Some (EXO‐200, Kamland‐Zen, and GERDA) started to take data recently. EXO and Kamland‐Zen have reported first limits of the half life… 
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